lord of the rings

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LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online’s Corsairs of Umbar is a vacation into the unknown

Those of you who follow this column know that I'm never in a particular rush to plow through Lord of the Rings Online expansions...

The Daily Grind: Are you looking for drama in your MMOs?

The other day in Lord of the Rings Online chat, the topic of guild drama came up and took one hell of a twist....

Don’t look LOTRO’s free gift horse in the mouth – go get it right now

Standing Stone Games made good on its promises to compensate Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online players for this past...

LOTRO and DDO extend events, promise compensation after weekend outage

After enduring a grueling two-plus days of unexpected downtime, Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online players are curious what the...

Working As Intended: The top 10 hot tubs in MMORPGs

It's been a running joke for a few years that I always put hot tubs in my MMO houses whenever possible, and once that...

LOTRO and DDO’s unexpected server outage goes into its third day [Update: They’re up!]

Update: The servers for both games are now back online. If you're a fan of Lord of the Rings Online or Dungeons and Dragons Online, no...

LOTRO and DDO are still offline after 24 hours, so you might as well watch DDO’s PAX East panel

If you tried logging into Lord of the Rings Online or Dungeons and Dragons Online since yesterday morning, you're in for a bit of...

LOTRO Legendarium: Middle-earth’s world integrity is an endangered species in MMOs

Back in 2018, Steven Spielberg adapted the popular novel Ready Player One into a film. It seemed like a great pairing: The master director...

Dungeons and Dragons Online has a date with Fred the Mindflayer, LOTRO updates delving rewards

Depending on how your romantic life is these days, a date with a very nice mindflayer may be the swoony highlight of your spring....

The Stream Team: A spring (festival) fling in LOTRO

It's been a while since Massively OP's MJ muddled about in Middle-earth, and she has missed it. With the Spring Festival in full force,...

Daybreak’s EverQuest II is archiving its old forums in favor of a new forum system – today

We sure hope you didn't have any important business to conduct on the EverQuest II forums today as they're undergoing major surgery. Today. Daybreak...

Lord of the Rings Online explains the confines of its creative freedom

Fresh off an appearance to fans at PAX East, Standing Stone Games is a little bleary but game for what's coming next to Lord...

One Shots: One corgi to rule them all

Deep in the fires of Mt. Doom, a terrible and mighty creation is being forged. One that if, left unchecked and unpetted, could spell...

LOTRO Legendarium: My 11 favorite zones in LOTRO

This week I put my chin on my fists and thought super-hard about the following question: What column could I write that would be...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the most polarizing topic in your favorite MMORPG?

I was playing Lord of the Rings Online last weekend when my server naturally veered off into one of its favorite discussions: whether Moria...

LOTRO stuffs lockboxes with more goods while nerfing legacy items

It's a minor patch day for Lord of the Rings Online -- and a slightly unusual one at that. Update 39.1 arrived on Wednesday with...

Perfect Ten: MMOs with live-action media tie-ins

Every so often I think to myself that a video game should get some kind of media adaptation before I come to my senses....

The Daily Grind: Have daily login bonuses ever gotten you to stay in an MMORPG?

Back in February, Lord of the Rings Online kicked off another one of its promotions that I assume is meant to get people who...

LOTRO addresses questions about server transfers, the instance finder, and level bloat

With Update 39 and the Spring Festival pushed to the servers this past week and a meetup at PAX East happening in the coming...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 fashion tips to make your LOTRO character pop

Forget raids or the epic books or even Bingo Boffin; we all know that the true endgame in Lord of the Rings Online is...